MAPPS

MAPPS Home Page

Contact Information
Mosley Phone Number - 850-767-4400 or 850-767-4221
MAPPS Office Extensions
Paul Durden, MAPPS Coordinator - 850-767-4420
Jennifer Bayba, MAPPS Counselor - 850-767-4409
Laura Evans, MAPPS Counselor 850-767-4410
Sharon Hofer, MAPPS Counselor 850-767-4413
Karen Johnson, MAPPS Secretary - 850-767-4421

 Located on the A. Crawford Mosley High School campus in Lynn Haven, Florida, the Mosley Advanced Placement Program for Success (MAPPS) is a college preparatory program for students in ninth through twelfth grade.

A. Crawford Mosley High School has a well-established reputation for academic excellence. Seeking to provide our students with the best possible preparation for college, Mosley has continuously upgraded its honors program since the school's opening in 1973. In 1983, Mosley began its highly successful relationship with the prestigious and internationally recognized Advanced Placement Program. Mosley has also developed a close relationship with neighboring Gulf Coast Community College through the Dual-Enrollment Program. In 1995, Mosley established a math/science magnet program on campus known as MACSM for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering, bio-medical fields, and computers. These students are provided both a specially designed curriculum and a support network of teachers, parents, counselors, and community professionals to ensure the best possible preparation for such demanding professions.

The overwhelming response by students and parents to MACSM prompted Mosley to redesign our college preparatory program along similar lines. By establishing the Mosley Advanced Placement Program for Success (MAPPS), we provide a nurturing environment for our college-bound students. Flexible curriculum choices allow students to develop personal strengths while also meeting state scholarship as well as diploma requirements. Over the past decade, research has shown that college students who participated in the Advanced Placement Program in high school outperform their peers in college. Because Mosley has been the leader among district high schools in AP examination results since the introduction of the program into Bay County in the early 1980's, MAPPS is founded on a strong record of academic performance.

Furthermore, MAPPS believes that a student's future success should not be strictly defined by such commendable academic success. The college preparatory program at Mosley provides an environment which seeks to develop the total person; therefore, MAPPS promotes student involvement in the performing arts, athletics, and voluntary service to the community. Our guidance counselors, faculty advisors, and program coordinators encourage student participation in a wide variety of activities that prepare students not just for college, but for life.

Since 1975, Mosley has sent forth its graduates to embrace their future. As our college preparatory program alumni continue their education at many of the finest colleges and universities, one constant theme emerges when they return to their alma mater,

"Thank you for preparing us so well!"

Admissions

MAPPS is a demanding college-preparatory curriculum; therefore, admission into MAPPS is selective. Spaces in the freshman class are awarded on a selective basis.

The first step in the process is for students to determine their long-range goals. MAPPS is for students who are serious about preparing for college. Students should submit an application for admission only after determining that MAPPS meets their educational goals.

Students applying to MAPPS must present a middle school record that demonstrates academic talent. Students will find in the application minimum requirements for grade point average and standardized test results. Teacher recommendations are also an important tool in evaluating students' work habits and attitude in middle school.

After the selection process is complete, all students will receive a letter concerning their status in the program. Students who are admitted to MAPPS will meet with the freshman MAPPS counselor during the spring to select their program of study for the fall. Curriculum options listed on the following pages will be explained by the MAPPS counselor. Students do not have to make a choice immediately as to their area of concentration. All freshmen will enroll in a core curriculum and take Pre-AP courses in the basic disciplines.

Requirements

The admission process is designed to provide the best possible opportunity for an applicant and his/her family to understand the Mosley Advanced Placement Program for Success' philosophy of college preparatory education and for the Admission Committee to understand each applicant's educational background and interest. Only when these goals have been met can both the family and the school be satisfied that the right match has been made for the student's successful education.

As a Bay District Schools college preparatory program, MAPPS admits any student who meets admission standards and resides within Bay County, Florida. Any student may apply to MAPPS. If the student meets admission standards, then all provisions of the Student Assignment Policy (BDS 7.102) will be applied to that student’s particular situation to determine if they may attend Mosley High School. If a parent believes their family situation meets the standards set forth in the hardship provision of BDS 7.102, they should contact the superintendent’s office.

I. Applicant's ResponsibilitiesIt is the applicants' responsibility to get Teacher Recommendation forms to his/her teachers for completion. Teacher recommendations are confidential. Students seeking admission to MAPPS after the standard application period must contact the MAPPS coordinator at 850-767-4420 or durdepa@bay.k12.fl.us for instructions.

II. Review of Academic RecordEach candidate for admissions will have his/her academic record reviewed by the Application Committee. A student currently attending school outside of Bay County should request that a transcript be sent to the MAPPS program at Mosley High School. A student must maintain a minimum of a B average or 3.0 GPA to be considered for admission. The average GPA for entering has been 3.7 for the past four years.

III. Standardized TestingEach candidate must have standardized test results that can be reviewed by the Application Committee. The committee prefers the following tests: CAT, Iowa, Stanford, or SAT. A student can also be evaluated with state testing program results such as FCAT. A students score should be in the top quartile (75% or above total battery) to be considered for admission. The average total battery aptitude for entering freshmen has been 88% for the last four years.

IV. Attendance and Discipline RecordsThe high expectations of the MAPPS program require that a student display a mature attitude towards his/her studies. Regular attendance and a good discipline record are considered proof of a proper attitude. A Conduct Disclosure Statement appears on the MAPPS Application. Parents should contact the MAPPS Coordinator if they have questions concerning their child's attendance or discipline records.

V. Math PlacementThe majority of incoming MAPPS freshmen have taken Algebra I in middle school. MAPPS does admit students who are excelling in Pre-Algebra in 8th grade and present a strong academic profile.

VI. Letters of NotificationThe Admission Committee will mail letters of notification in the spring.

Families are encouraged to contact the MAPPS Coordinator if any questions should arise at any time during the admission process. The Coordinator's direct number is 850-767-4420 or durdepa@bay.k12.fl.us